Monsters Helmer Tackles “Godzilla”

British filmmaker Gareth Edwards, the man behind the acclaimed very low-budget indie sci-fi tale “Monsters”, is closing in on a deal to direct a reboot of the “Godzilla” franchise for Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures says Heat Vision.

Legendary picked up the rights to the character from Toho Co. in March 2010. David Callaham was the original scribe, now Edwards will work with a yet-to-hired new writer on the script.

Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Dan Lin, Roy Lee and Brian Rogers are producing.